November Conferring Ceremony – 20 November

  • Date: 20 November 2023
  • Time: 09:00 - 18:00
  • Category: Alumni,  Conferrings 
  • Location: The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin 1, D01 T1W6

The Conferring Ceremony for the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the Postgraduate Academic Programmes, will take place on the 20 November 2023 in The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).

Conferring I

10.30 – School of Nursing & Midwifery Conferring

  • Certificates in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Diplomas in Nursing and Midwifery
  • BSc Programmes in Nursing and Midwifery
  • MSc Programmes in Nursing and Midwifery

Conferring II

15.30 – Postgraduate Academic Award Ceremony

Professional Diploma in – 

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Leading Digital Health Transformation
  • Positive Health

Professional Certificate in - 

  • Children and Loss

Postgraduate Certificate in – 

  • Healthcare Management
  • Human Factors in Patient Safety

Postgraduate Diploma in – 

  • Human Factors in Patient Safety
  • Healthcare Management
  • Quality and Safety in Healthcare Management
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Loss and Bereavement (Clinical Practice)

Degree of Master of Surgery (MCh) – 

  • by Module

Degree of Master of Science (MSc) in – 

  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Healthcare Ethics & Law
  • Human Factors in Patient Safety
  • Neurology and Gerontology
  • Healthcare Management  
  • Leadership and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Quality & Safety in Healthcare Management  
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Loss and Bereavement (Clinical Practice) 

Academic dress

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited. Robes may be pre-booked on line at phelanconan.com. The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or pay on the day hire fee is €50.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process online, Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process. If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Robes can be collected from outside the Desmond Auditorium, Level -1, RCSI, 26 York Street on Friday, 17 November between 4pm and 7pm. If not collected on this date they can also be collected on your conferring day in the Forum, Convention Centre Dublin.

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.


Lafayette Photographers will be located onsite throughout the Conferrings to take professional individual and family portraits. Please visit their website to pre-book now. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.

Order of proceedings

Graduands are invited to register two hours prior to their Conferring Ceremony.

At registration graduands will be provided with a seat number which signifies the order in which they will be called to the platform to receive their parchments. It is extremely important that graduands sit in the correct allocated seat to ensure they receive the correct parchment.

Graduands and guests are asked to take their seats no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony commences.

Live stream

A live stream of the event will be available for friends and family to watch around the world. The stream will be available on the RCSI website at both 10.30 and 15.30 (Irish Standard Time).


Please contact conferrings@rcsi.ie.

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